Ballyshannon Musical Society Privacy & Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Ballyshannon Musical Society uses and protects any information that you give Ballyshannon Musical Society when you use this website.

Ballyshannon Musical Society is committed to ensuring your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This privacy policy only applies to personal information supplied to us via the internet and by email.

Ballyshannon Musical Society may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 12 February 2020.

Who We Are

Ballyshannon Musical Society is a tourism partnership established by the tourist trade and businesses in Ballyshannon to promote the town and its surrounding area.

You can contact us using the following details:

What We Collect and How We Use It

Aggregated data

We collect aggregated data that gives us details on how people use our website. The third-party service we use is Google Analytics. The data is not used to personally identify you. It is primarily collected using cookies (see below).

The information collected by Google Analytics includes how often users visit our website, what pages they visit, the type of browser they use, and more. This information helps us improve our website and the service we offer to users.

You can opt-out of this, however. Please visit the Google Analytics Opt-Out page for more information:

Personal information

We collect personal information when you register for our newsletter (see below), or when you send us an email or complete a contact form. This information can contain your name and email address. We only use this information for the purpose it is intended, i.e. to send you periodic emails when you register for our email list or to respond to your query if you send us an email or complete a contact form.

Sharing Your Information

We will never share or sell your personal information for any commercial reasons.

It may be necessary, however, to share your information with third-party companies as part of our normal business processes. This could include technical support providers or external consultants. We only share information that is absolutely necessary for them to provide the required service to us. They must follow the same data protection standards that we do, and they must be GDPR compliant.

Removing or Altering Your Personal Data

GDPR gives you the right to request that we remove or alter any personal information we have about you. You can also request a copy of any personal data on you that we hold, and you can ask us not to process your personal data, i.e. your email address, name, or phone number.

To make a request regarding the personal information we hold on you, please email [email protected].


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of the information you give us.

External Content / Links to Other Sites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookie Policy

This site uses cookies to better facilitate your experience. The majority of web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can avoid this by changing the settings of your browser. Please be aware that if you stop your browser accepting cookies, some features of the Ballyshannon Musical Society website may stop working properly on your computer.

As part of Google Analytics, we use first-party cookies to monitor traffic to this site. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites click here. This site also allows representation from other third-party sites on our pages. Some advertisers use these types of cookies to track your visits to the various websites on which they advertise. If you are concerned about this, you can disable third-party cookies by changing the settings of your browser.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow Discover Ballyshannon’s web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Discover Ballyshannon website can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and the data is aggregated. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Privacy Statement – Newsletter subscribers

Data Controller:

The data controller for Ballyshannon Musical Society is Niall McKee.  For queries in relation to your data he may be contacted on [email protected].

Purpose of holding your data:

Your email address is collected for the purpose of direct marketing.  It is not held for any other purpose or distributed to any third parties. It will be used to send you the monthly newsletter only.

Data Transfer:

We use the secure service “MailChimp” to handle our mailing list. MailChimp operate in the United States which means your information (email address) is transferred to, stored and processed in the United States. Mailchimp’s privacy policy may be read here –

Retention of Data:

We will hold your data (email address) indefinitely or until such a time as you tell us you no longer want to hear from us. All newsletters will have the unsubscribe option which you may exercise at any time. We may periodically email you to “clean up” our list however this will only ever happen at a minimum of every 18-24 months.

Right of Access:

Using the contact details above, you may at any time request a copy of your data held by us.  We undertake to provide this to you within 10 working days but no later than a maximum of 30 days.

Right to Data Rectification:

You may request a rectification to your data at any time. Please contact [email protected] with your request.

Right to be forgotten/right of erasure:

You may unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time using the unsubscribe option which appears at the foot of each email. Once you unsubscribe, the process is immediate. If you encounter any difficulties, please email [email protected].

Right to restrict processing:

You may unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time using the unsubscribe option which appears at the foot of each email. Once you unsubscribe, the process is immediate. If you encounter any difficulties, please email [email protected].

Right to object to processing:

You may unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time using the unsubscribe option which appears at the foot of each email. Once you unsubscribe, the process is immediate. If you encounter any difficulties, please email [email protected]

Right of Complaint:

If you wish to make a complaint in any respect of your data, please give as much detail as possible via email to [email protected]

Security of your data:

We take our security responsibilities seriously, employing the most appropriate physical and technical measures, including staff training and awareness and these measures are reviewed regularly.

This policy was updated on Wednesday 12th of February 2020.